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Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai 

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world! The height of the skyscraper located in Dubai is 828 meters, it is 163 floors. Its shape resembles a stalagmite. The opening ceremony took place on January 4, 2010.

Burj Khalifa was immediately planned as the tallest building in the world. Its design height was kept secret.

Burj Khalifa was originally planned as the tallest skyscraper, but its design height was kept secret. This was done in case a building of a higher height is designed somewhere - then the project could be corrected. The Dubai Tower was conceived as a “city within a city” - with its own lawns, boulevards and parks. The total cost of the construction is about $ 1.5 billion.

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa complex houses a hotel, apartments, offices and shopping centers. The building has three separate entrances: to the hotel, to the apartments and to the office premises. On the 43rd and 76th floors there are gyms, swimming pools, observation decks with a jacuzzi. On the 122nd floor there is a restaurant "Atmosphere" with 80 seats - it is located at the highest altitude restaurant in the world.

The highest observation deck, Burj Khalifa, is located on the 148th floor at an altitude of 555 meters. Two more sites are located on the 124th (472 meters) and 125th floors.

The air inside the building is not only cooled, but also aromatized thanks to special membranes. This fragrance was created especially for the Burj Khalifa. Glasses do not let in dust and repel the sun's rays, allowing you to maintain an optimal temperature in the building, moreover, they are washed daily. Especially for Burj Khalifa, a special grade of concrete was developed that can withstand temperatures up to + 50 ° C. The concrete mixture was laid only at night, and ice was added to the solution.

The building has 57 elevators. In this case, only the service elevator rises from the first floor to the last. Residents and visitors of the skyscraper move between floors with transfers. Burj Khalifa elevators reach speeds of up to 10 m / s.

The Dubai Musical Fountain is located at the foot of the skyscraper in the artificial lake. It is illuminated by 6,600 light sources and 50 colored spotlights. The length of the fountain is 275 m, and the height of the jets reaches 150 meters. The fountain has musical accompaniment.

Facts & Figures About Burj Khalifa

The construction of the skyscraper began in 2004 and proceeded at a rate of 1-2 floors per week.

Up to 12,000 workers were involved in the construction every day.

The construction of the tower took about 320 thousand square meters of concrete and more than 60 thousand tons of steel reinforcement.

The tower contains about 900 apartments, a hotel with 304 rooms, 35 floors are given for offices. There is a parking lot for 3000 cars on three underground floors

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